Our Team

The Manzil team is made up of seasoned market professionals from all facets of life including public and private capital markets, technology, legal, academia, and corporate finance & advisory.

People

Meet our diverse team of seasoned professionals.

Mohamad Sawwaf

Co-founder & CEO

Sam Holako

Co-founder & COO

Mustafa Elkalza

CFO

Ousama Alshurafa

CMO

Chayim Kirshen

CTO

Farida Talaat

Head of PR

Shariah Advisors

Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services (IFAAS) Team

Mohammad Farrukh Raza

Founder & Group CEO at IFAAS

Dr. Shaher Abbas

Co-Founder & Executive Director at IFAAS

Najib Al Aswad

Director, IFAAS

Manar Abbas

Director, IFAAS

Board of Advisors

Sean Aylward

Managing Partner
at FCT Holdings Inc.

Dr. Sheldon Levy

Managing Partner
at FCT Holdings Inc.

Brendon Holt Dunn

CEO at Holdun Family Office

Dr. Walid Hejazi

Professor of International Business at Rotman School of Management

Dr. Mohammed Fadel

Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence at University of Toronto Law School

David Beatty

Academic Director of the Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance and Innovation

Brendan Calder

Ex-Chair, President,
& CEO of CIBC Mortgages

Dr. Abdul Azeem Abozaid

Professor of Islamic Finance at Qatar Foundation